The PAPA Circuit continues May 4, 2012 with a stop at Gameworks in Schaumburg, IL. For information on the current PAPA Circuit rankings, click here. For more information on the Gameworks tournament, read below or check out the original article here.
*Text and flyer image courtesy of the IFPA.
The IFPA is proud to announce it will be teaming up with GameWorks once again for the 8th Chicago Pinball Tournament of Champions the weekend of May 4th-6th at the Schaumburg location (Streets of Woodfield). We would normally be announcing a $2000 prize pool, but this edition of the tournament is the 2nd tournament included on the 2012 PAPA Circuit. With that comes an increase of the prize pool to $3500!!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Fri 5/4: 6-11pm €“> OPEN QUALIFYING
Sat 5/5: noon to 11pm €“> OPEN QUALIFYING
Sun 5/6: 10am-12pm €“> LAST CHANCE OPEN QUALIFYING
Sun 5/6: 1pm €“ 5pm €“> TOURNAMENT FINALS AND AWARDS
Players will qualify on the (4) four pinball machines that are chosen for this tournament. Players do not have to play all four if they feel their point total will get them into the top (16) sixteen players on Sunday. Points will distributed 100/90/85/84/83/etc. depending on finishing position for each game.
TOURNAMENT GAMES (subject to change):
AC/DC Pro, Tron, Ironman, Transformers
COST OF PLAY:
Players will purchase game tickets to play in the tournament at the tournament location. Each ticket will let you play (1) one game of your choice.
1 Ticket = $4.00
3 Tickets = $10.00 (value price)
** Tickets are Non-Transferable, and may not be used outside of Tournament **
Ticket sales will stop approximately 45 minutes before the end of Open Tournament Play on Sunday to ensure all players holding tickets will have time to use them in the tournament.
1st place €“ $1000
2nd place €“ $600
3rd place €“ $400
4th place €“ $300
5th through 8th place €“ $150each
9th through12th place €“ $100each
13th through 16th place €“ $50 each
Finals will consist of a head-to-head best 2 out of 3 single elimination tournament. Players seeded 5th through 8th will receive a bye through the first round, while players seeded 1st through 4th will receive a bye through the first two rounds. Players seeded 9th through 16th will play in the first round, with those winners advancing to play against those players seeded 5th through 8th. Higher seed gets choice of game or position for the first game. Loser of each subsequent game gets choose of game or position. You cannot play the same game twice in the same match.